LOOSESCREW ORCHID © 1999
Big Cypress Gallery
Photographic Story Every year, when the native orchids bloom in our backyard, I have wanted to take a picture of them, but conditions have never been right. I was taking some photo-workshop students into my back yard when we came across this orchid. It was a perfect situation for a photograph. It had rained the night before, so the ferns surrounding the orchid were fresh. I was so excited that the next day I took my camera out into the swamp, jumped into the chilly winter swamp water, and took the picture. Analog – Archival Silver Gelatin Photograph Clyde’s silver gelatin black and white images are created using an 8” x 10”, 11” x 14”, or 12” x 20” view camera. Clyde prints his images in his own darkroom on fiber-base paper in a limited edition. The photographs are selenium toned, then mounted and matted to current archival standards. His images come in sizes from 8” x 10” inches to 5’x 8’ feet. His love of art and nature is seen in the exceptional detail and more subtle textures of his photography. Each photograph is individually hand printed in the darkroom and will vary based on factors such as artist preference, chemistry and temperature. The image displayed on the website is a digital scan of the original negative and should be considered a representation of the printed version of the art.